Holiday Gift Guide - R&G - Toyland Express (Picture Puzzles)

I love getting books for my kids, nieces and well, everyone!  We're a big reading family and I always look for great books that will keep everyone entertained.  

Right now, Liam is in that wonderful pre-reading phase and finding books that help us to interact with him and keep him engaged are great, so I'm so glad that I've got the opportunity to share our experience with Can You See What I See?: Toyland Express: Picture Puzzles to Search and Solve and offer a giveaway to THREE lucky US readers!

From the Publisher:

CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? TOYLAND EXPRESS, the eighth title in the bestselling search-and-find series, follows the life of a toy train from the workshop to the attic, only to be rescued at a yard sale and brought to life once again in a new home. As readers search for more than 250 hidden objects, they will also notice how the train takes on various transformations along its journey.

My Review:

This book is great for helping your child develop pre-reading and reading skills!  The photos are beautiful and full of so many different things that your eye finds something new every time you look!  It's also been fun for Liam just to go through and name each of the toys and games that he sees, whether we play the entire game or not!

I love how it's laid out with some fairly obvious 'finds' and a few that are trickier and will keep you engaged, even as an adult!  This is a wonderful gift for children of any age, because it can grow with them and can be used to springboard story ideas and play games even beyond what is offered by the original author!

Even if Toyland Express isn't exactly what you are looking for, there are seven other great books in the Can You See What I See series!

About the Author:
Walter Wick has opened millions of eyes to a world of treasures big and small in his award-winning, bestselling I SPY and CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? picture-puzzle books. Walter discovered his passion for building picture puzzles by accident. One day when cleaning out a drawer, he scattered odds and ends on a glass tabletop and photographed them. The photo appeared in a magazine and caught the eye of Jean Marzollo, editor of Scholastic’s Let’s Find Out. This photo inspired the first I SPY book, with riddles by Jean Marzollo, and led to their long collaboration.

In his more recent CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? series, Walter’s detailed photographs convey subtle hidden stories. Walter meticulously constructs 3-D sets for CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? in his Connecticut studio. For videos and more photos visit

Disclaimer: Prizing & Sample courtesy of Scholastic. All opinions are my own.